Success Stories

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Trent and Iuliana's Story: Moving from Moldova

Trent and Iuliana met in Chicago, U.S., while she was studying abroad as a student from Moldova, an Eastern European country. She had come to the United States on a scholarship that required her to return to her native country for at least two years once she finished her classes.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Kay's Story: The Confidence to Find a Job

In 2008 Kay’s husband passed away, leaving her with four children: two married daughters, a college-age son, and an adult daughter with special needs.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Thomas' Story: Two Days of Training, Two Interviews

In 2009, I completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. As I began my job search, I was invited to several interviews across the country. However, within a week or so of each interview, I received an e-mail or phone call thanking me for my time and telling me my qualifications were impressive, but that ultimately the company was choosing to continue with other applicants.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Yolanda's Story: Learning How to Employ

Sister Yolanda Morales has a definite talent: she can see the good in everyone and in every situation. As a missionary at the Costa Rica Employment Resource Center her talent comes in handy as she greets people with a smile, asks them about their needs, and helps them determine how the employment center can help them.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

The Tender Mercy of Employment

I had been unemployed since April 15th. Looking for a job in the accounting field during the off season was not panning out. My family had just made a major move from Georgia to Utah and our finances were running dangerously low.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Bundy's Story: Unexpected Success

While working as a Church service missionary for the Employment Resource Center in Ogden, Utah, Doug Bundy was encouraged to create his own profile on the ldsjobs.org website so that he could better assist others in their job search. He never expected to find a job for himself.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ben's Story: Resolving in the Lord’s Way

The day after Thanksgiving 2008, Ben lost his job.“I found out on Monday of that week that Friday would be my last day,” Ben said. “I had a family of six kids and it was just before Christmas.”

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Cassandra's Story: Making Weak Things Strong

For many people, physical disabilities are an unbreakable barrier standing between them and professional success. For Cassandra, however, being deaf gave her the motivation to succeed in not only a career, but in life. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Richard's Story: From Stake Welfare Specialist to Job Seeker

When Richard was called to be the stake welfare specialist, he knew he would be helping members of his stake build better futures, but he never imagined the experience would also be such a benefit to his own future. Some time after being called, Richard's employment was terminated, but he was successful in finding a new job through applying the principles he had learned as an employment specialist.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Mark’s Story: Gaining the Tools to Succeed

When Mark started looking for a job after being unexpectedly laid off, he was frustrated by his lack of success. By working with the Employment Resource Center he was able to gain the tools he needed to communicate his job experience and return to the workforce. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Heather's Story: Following Heavenly Father's Plan

When Heather graduated from college in the spring of 2008, she was optimistic about the future. With a degree in professional and technical writing and experience working as a peer editor and an intern for the university’s book publisher, Heather was eager to find a career where she could put her education to good use. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Finding the Right Opportunities

Francisco was raised in a very poor family. His parents were divorced when he was very young and as his mother tried to raise her children alone, the family passed through difficult times.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Francisco's Story: Honesty Gave Him More Opportunities

Francisco takes the career workshop once a year. He doesn’t take it because he’s unemployed, but rather because he wants to stay employed. By taking the workshop, he learns how to be a better employee and what skills employers are currently looking for.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Joaquin's Story: Reaping the Rewards of Diligence

Joaquin always worked hard to provide for his family. His wife dedicated her time to raising their two daughters, and the small family depended solely on the income from Joaquin’s job. He was doing contract work with a private lending company, but when the project he had been working on at his job was finished, he found himself unemployed and without means to provide for his family.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Brent's Story: How His Firefighting Career Took Off

Brent first knew he wanted to be a firefighter in 10th grade when his father took him on a firefighter helicopter trip over the Hawaiian Islands, USA.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

We Have Work to Do Here

The first time I experienced unemployment, I left my job because I wanted to move to a new city in search of a new life. While preparing to move, I volunteered in the employment resource center and taught the Career Workshop.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Erna's Story: She Proved She Was Not Too Old

When others thought Erna was too old to start a career, her bishop, Deseret Industries, and LDS Employment Resource Services thought differently.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Arlene’s Story: Reentering the Workforce with the Lord’s Help

After being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years, reentering the workforce was a difficult job for Arlene. But with some resume and interview coaching and a lot of hard work, she was able to find a job and even obtain new certifications. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Hugh’s Story: A Good Friend and a New Certification

After being laid off, Hugh struggled to find work in his field for years. Thanks to the help of a friend, and a new certification, Hugh was able to find a job that utilized his work experience and skills. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ari's Story: Networking Stepping-Stones

Ari described his networking experiences as crossing a river by way of stepping-stones. When you start out on a path, you go from one stepping-stone to another.

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